Beefsteak with Green Olives and Anchovies

Bifstek mirabeau

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Appears in

Sud de France

By Caroline Conran

Published 2012

  • About

For much of his life Mirabeau – one of the French Revolution’s earliest statesmen, and a child of the Midi – lived and worked as a politician in Aix; famously louche and extravagant, incapable of managing his finances, he was locked up for a time in the infamous Chateau d’If in Marseille harbour. A well-known gourmand in his day, he is quoted as saying,

The ingredients of this dish, supposedly invented for him, are in the spirit of Languedoc: green olives, anchovies from Collioure,